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People Are Sharing The Celebrities They No Longer Admire And — You Know What — Points Were Made

"Now that I know James Corden is a fake, his shtick is unwatchable."

Recently, Reddit user u/theresabeeonyourhat asked people, "Who is a celebrity you used to admire but no longer do, and why?"

The people in the replies were quite opinionated. Here are the most interesting responses:

Warning: This post includes topics of sexual assault. 

1. "I used to be a huge 30 Seconds to Mars fan, and Jared Leto seemed like a solid guy from the interviews I had seen back in the day. Over time, though, I started to realize how pretentious he is. Like, he has some Bono complex, and he sees himself as some profound artist who is changing the world."


Jared Leto with a thin scarf around his neck

2. "Sia's movie Music basically completed the entire checklist for how not to make a movie about autism. She cast a neurotypical person, used Autism Speaks as a consultant, had a very clichéd and unrealistic depiction of autism, and showed dangerous and inappropriate means of controlling autism as if they were normal."


Sia smiling on the red carpet in a light-colored pantsuit

3. "I used to think James Corden's self-deprecating style, his ingenuity with comedy, and the "Carpool Karaoke" idea were great. Then I saw story after story from fan encounters where he is a complete and utter douche. Now that I know he's a fake, his shtick is unwatchable. There was a time he played the question game with Jimmy Kimmel and couldn't name two of his own camerapeople."


James Corden smiling and standing with his hands resting on the tops of his thighs

4. "Hyde was my favorite character on That '70s Show, but now Danny Masterson is a Scientologist with rape allegations, so fuck that noise."


Danny Masterson in a suit and tie, standing in a courtroom and wearing a mask

5. "Gwyneth Paltrow's bullshit pseudo health information she spreads is terribly incorrect and cringeworthy. It’s sad how many people are actually influenced by it as well."


A smiling Gwyneth Paltrow standing near a sign reading "In Goop Health"

6. "I wasn't the biggest fan of Dr. Phil, but I did admire him. It's been a few weeks since I learned how some people are abused at the Turn-About Ranch treatment facility he sends them to."


Dr. Phil in a suit and tie and waving

7. "I looked up to Sharon Osbourne for being an unflappable businessperson and manager extraordinaire who wasn’t afraid to call out Tommy Lee for being abusive to women. Now I read about her racist behavior and opinions, and they can be horrendous."


A smiling Sharon Osbourne with a brightly decorated jacket

8. "Kanye West's contribution to hip-hop music is undeniable, especially his first six solo albums and his work as a producer in the late '90s/early '00s. His public persona was always a bit annoying, but ultimately harmless. 2020 changed that. His presidential run was a bridge too far for me, especially since it was supported by right-wing operatives who probably wanted to use him as a spoiler candidate. And the quality of his music has also diminished. Not a lot of redeeming qualities left to hold on to."


A smiling Kanye about to get into a car

9. "Tom Cruise went deep into Scientology. The shit he did to his exes is, to me, akin to what Britney Spears is going through."


A smiling Tom Cruise in a suit vest and his hand on his chest

10. "I thought Ellen DeGeneres was really wholesome, and watching her show used to make me feel warm and fuzzy, but then I started getting really soul-leeching sort of vibes from her, and now it just feels like she’s using people. I’m sure it’s always been like that. I mean, she’s there to be paid to entertain people, after all."


Ellen DeGeneres smiling and holding an award on the red carpet

11. "I loved Joss Whedon's shows and his writing style, and the surface stuff, like his stance on feminism, was worth admiring too. Turns out, he’s at best a complete prick."


"I love his work, but he's an abusive jerk to the women he works with."


Joss Whedon on the red carpet in a suit and tie and hands in pockets

12. "I admired Mark Salling, aka Puck from Glee, a lot for his talent when the show was popular. He pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, and I could never support or look at him the same way again."


Close-up of Mark Salling outdoors

13. "I was an Elon Musk fan. Mass Effect is one of my favorite franchises, and I saw Elon and SpaceX as a way of achieving something like the future in Mass Effect. Later I learned that he exploits the fuck out of his workers. I still like SpaceX, and I think they will probably lead to our future in space exploration, but Elon is on top of my shit list, just like most, if not all, billionaires and millionaires — especially the ones who are garbage to the people who made their companies what they are today."


Elon Musk on the street in a dark T-shirt with "Full Flow Staged Combustion Cycle" at the top and a graphic with text below

14. "I used to think Jeffree Star was really cool for being self-made and 'not tolerating the haters,' and his whole message about being yourself was so appealing to me. Then I found out about all the stuff he’s allegedly done, which, combined with how he doesn’t take ANY accountability and shifts the blame around, ruined him for me."


Jeffree Star on the red carpet in a pink jacket and pink-and-blue bob haircut

15. "I used to like James Charles, but any grooming situation honestly makes me sick. The fact that they were a part of it made me so angry."


James Charles in a strapless outfit and short haircut

16. And last: "Honestly, I used to admire Lea Michele. I used to think all the diva stuff was just nasty rumors, but turns out it's not."


Lea Michele in a halter gown stands against a floral background

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Which celebrities do you no longer admire? Let us know in the comments.